Yet, there are often times when I’ll speak to a group about Genius Hour, write a post, or have a conversation online with teachers or school leaders that have serious misconceptions about Genius Hour.
This is by no means an indictment, as we all (me included) have misconceptions about different types of learning, projects, and much more as we go throughout life. This post is just a short explainer on some of those misconceptions.
I believe Genius Hour (or whatever you name it, ROWE, Google 20%, etc.) is one of the best learner activities that take place in school today. But, it does take planning, and setting high expectations for the students and the teacher on what is to be expected.